Mi chiamo Claudio Ferlan e sono ricercatore in Storia del cristianesimo presso l’Istituto Storico Italo-Germanico della Fondazione Bruno Kessler di Trento. Studio la rilevanza del cibo nella storia delle missioni nelle Americhe (settentrionale e meridionale). Un mio libro sulla storia dell’ubriachezza è uscito per il Mulino nella primavera 2018, ora sto studiando per scrivere il prossimo. Il mio cibo preferito è il pane e preferisco la birra al vino.
Un’intervista fatta per la trasmissione Senti chi ricerca di Radio FBK sintetizza in venti minuti chi sono, cosa faccio e perché, al settembre 2019, la potete ascoltare cliccando qui.
My name is Claudio Ferlan, I am a researcher in Religious History, in the Italian-German Historical Institute, Trent (Italy). I am working on the relevance of food rules in the early modern Christianity, especially in relation to the missionary activity in Americas (North and South). I wrote a book about the history of drunkenness (in Italian). My favorite meal is bread and I like beer better than wine.
I took a degree in Law (1999) and in History (2003) and I completed my PhD in Early Modern History (2006) at the University of Trieste.
I passed the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor in Religious History (validity: 28.03.2017/28.03.2023) and in Early Modern History (validity: 19.07.2018/19.07.2024)
I have held fellowships from Alpen-Adria Universität (Klagenfurt, 2 months 2006), Karl-Franzens Universität (Graz, 2 months 2007), Max Planck Institute for Legal History (Frankfurt am Main, 2 months 2013 and 2 months 2018). I have been visiting Scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris, 3 months 2016), the University of California Berkeley (7 months, 2017).
Since 2008 (2011 full-time) I am researcher at the Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italian German Historical Institute.
As adjunct professor, I taught, among others, a course in in History of Historiography at the University of Trent (2014 Atlantic History, 2015 Food History).
My broad areas of research are religious history in the early modern age, Jesuit studies and food history.
I am currently working on a research project about food habits (ecclesiastical fast, table behaviors, beverages and drunkenness) as essential features of the negotiation between individuals and social models in the missionary culture (Europe and America, 16th-19th Century).